Originally Posted by SPhorsemanship View Post
I'd like to see all the horses that are ridden with blankets. I'd like to see better arena fencing(outside is only about 2 feet high), and more restricted diets for the horses. They have some old horses and some really young horses that would benefit from supplements but they don't get any.
Unless they are YOUR horses, it's absolutely none of your concern if the horse has a blanket. I have a 4yr old who doesn't get cold and it's routinely below zero here. If you go in the barn, all the other horses are blanketed and have extras hung up. There isn't one on my horse and the only thing on his bar is a flysheet. I would be absolutely furious if someone put a blanket on my horse because he'd start sweating. My horse, My concern, My decision.
Unless the arena fence magically shortened itself in-between the time you visited the property and subsequently moved your horse there, you don't have a valid complaint. If you don't like the fencing a boarding facility offers, don't move your horse there!
Restricted diets and supplements? Again, unless the horse belongs to you, you don't get an input! Same with shoes!
I board my horse, they provide the care I choose and pay them to provide. I don't go running around examining their animals, I am not paying for their care, nor is it any of my concern. If I didn't occasionally care for everyone when my BO is out-of-town, I'd have no idea what they eat, same with what shoes, if any, are on their feet. I don't go meddling around in other people's business and I would not be at all happy if someone tried to meddle in mine.